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Chemistry an Exact Mechanical Philosophy

Nature volume 63, page 489 (21 March 1901) | Download Citation

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“THE object of this work is to determine the exact shape of the atoms, to find their relative position in space, and to show that chemical force is purely a function of matter and motion.” Further, “the shapes obtained for the different atoms is the subject-matter of a British patent (atomic models) dated 1897.” Again, “the conclusions herein deduced (when accepted as true) will form a fitting climax to the discoveries of a century which has produced the atomic theory of Dalton, the theory of heat as a mode of motion, and the discoveries of the correlation of physical forces, and that force, like matter, is indestructible.”

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